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for president obama and congressional leaders, expectations they could be back in washington later this week, all eyes now on the senate where republicans are split on whether it's possible to make a deal with the obama white house. >> the president's statement is right. no one wants taxes to go up on the middle class. i don't want them to go up on anybody. i'm not in the majority of the united states senate. he is the president of the united states. >> when i listen to the president i think the president is eager to go over the cliff for political purposes. i think he sees a political victory at the bottom of the cliff. he gets all this additional tax revenue for new programs. he gets to cut the military which democrats have been calling for for years. and he gets to blame republicans for it. >> as a practical matter it's already too late for employers to accurately withhold taxes from january paychecks unless there is no change. so workers will feel immediately that 2% hike in the social security tax in those first january pay checks. bill? >> hampton, good to see you. merry christmas. we'
this will be the most colossal consequential act of congressional irresponsibility. >> president obama isn't quite for christmas. he stated that he will cut his vacation short so that he can, with a bill. the deadline is just a week away. >> the time now is at 07 a.m.. we will be right back in a moment. this is live from van ness ave. we are it clear skies. we will be right back. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >> analysts say that many shoppers have not been in the holiday spirit when it comes to spending money. the 04 hour day black friday weeke
that to happen, it will be the most colossal consequential africa congressional irresponsibility in a long time. >> reporter: president obama is in hawaii for christmas and says he will cut vacation short to try to hammer out a deal with congress. the deadline is now a week away. andrew spencer reporting. >>> as we gather with our loved ones on christmas eve we are reminded the holidays for familiesin newtown connecticut will be somber. people came together to make snowflake decorations for the survivors of the sandy hook shooting. they say they wanted to do something to help make the town beautiful again and turn it into a winter wonderland instead of a place filled with so much pain. we heard from the nra and now we are hearing from local politician who is are pushing for tighter gun control. the nra broke their silence on friday a week after 26 people died at sandy hook elementary school by a man with 3 high powered guns. senator lisa gladden who represents baltimore city is making it her mission to outlaw extended mag zoos allowing a gunman to kill more ammunition and says her colleague say
that it will be the most colossal consequential act of congressional irresponsibility in a long time. >> president obama remains in hawaii for christmas, says he will cut his vacation short to try and hammer out a deal. negotiations returned to square one last week after boehner failed to get support for his own plan. some say it is likely last minute negotiations will force them to stay on capitol hill on new year's eve. >>> 6:17. let's find out what the weather going to be looking like. >> today dry for sure. one whole day, maybe half a day tomorrow. >> thank you. >> that's a giving spirit, isn't it? clear look from sutro tower towards the east bay hills, doppler still spinning waiting for that next storm to come from the wet tomorrow, right now it is quiet and that is good except for the fog forming. russian river still have a flood watch for this at guerneville, going to peak at 5 o'clock tonight, a little over 30 feet, flood stage -- flood stage 32, good news in napa the river has ed peaked last night now starting to -- to fall and will continue to fall still in yellow where there's concern through
that to happen, it will be thek├▒g)p mot colossal consequential act of congressional responsibility in a long time. >> reporter: president obama is in hawaii for christmas. he says, he will cut his vacation short to try to hammer out a deal. the deadline a week way andrew spencer, reporting. >>> president obama is giving federal employees a present, he's issued an executive order giving workers at most federal departments the day off today, it excludes workers who have to remain on duty for reasons of national security, defense or other public need, many of president obama's predecessors had also given a holiday on christmas eve. >>> people are up early, ready to shop, travel, red to -- [ laughing ] >> all of the above. good morning. [ unintelligible ] good morning. coming up on 5:18 we are looking from sutro tower down on what is a dry san francisco all the way to the east bay where it is dry. speaking of -- all major airports on time, flight tracker always there abc7news.com at the bottom of every page. live doppler over the last three hours even the snow starting to wind a little. -- to wa
. >> if we allow that to happen, it will be the most colossal consequential act of congressional you are responsibility in a long time. >> president barack obama is in hawaii for christmas. he said he will cut his vacation short to hammer out a deal. he will prevent automatic tax hikes from taking affect on january 1st. >>> police in virginia arrested a u.s. senator from driving under the influence. he is apologizing to the people of idaho and to his family. he was taken into custody after failing a field sobriety test. he is a member of the mormon church which does not allow members to use alcohol coffee or tea. he said he will take whatever punishment is handed down. >>> the dui crackdown continues here in the bay. several fatal crashes have already been reported and how this year's number will -- and we will have more on how this year's number will compare to last year. >> tara? >> bart is operating on a normal schedule but it will be on a holiday schedule and trains are running about 20 minutes apart. we want to show you maps, these are the things we were talking about and we hav
judiciary chairman patrick leahy called for congressional hearings on the issue and for his part, president obama told abc's barbara walters that the federal government has bigger fish to try than to go after pot smokers. >> it does not make sense from a prior othertization point of view to focus on recreational drug users in a state that has already said that under state law that's legal. >> while marijuana users in those states may be off the hook, dispensaries and stores that sell the drug may not get the same treatment. the justice department hasn't said whether it will crackdown on businesses to try to sell marijuana in colorado and washington. but in states like california, where only medical marijuana is legal the strategy has been to target the very largest cannabis growing and dispensaries and none bigger than harbor side. if the dispensary is shut down it could open the door for other federal crack downs across the country. but if harbor side is able to win its case in federal court it would be a game changer for the entire medical marijuana industry. >> this case presents an e
, it will be the most colossal consequential act of congressional irresponsibility in a long time. >> president obama is in hawaii. he says he will cut his vacation short to try to hammer out a deal in congress. the deadline is now a week away. >> that was andrew spencer reporting. if congress fails to reach an agreement, income tax rates will go up for just about everybody on january 1st. unemployment benefits will be cut off for many as well. >>> according to the sacramento bee, an investigation began after the investigates -- deaths of three pain surgery patients. the university of -- three brain surgery patients. the university says the hospital remains hospital. >>> federal officials are sending out warnings to hundreds of medical practices that they could have received dangerous doses of botox. they say the botox came from a canadian supplier, could be counterfeit and it's unsafe. >>> the pot farm boom in northern california wilderness areas is ruining the environment. that's the los angeles time report. scientist the fined 5 -- sunshines fined 575. they discovered water systems that come -- th
was a thorn in the side of second-term presidents. it's a question of whether president obama forges a closer working relationship with congress this time around and then the second-term scandal. clinton dom natded and ended after a year because lewinski scandal began. congressional investigation and impeachment and then completely derailed any agenda he hoped to push in that second four years. >> i have to go back to work on my state of the union speech. and i worked on it until pretty late last night. but i want to say one thing to the american people. i want you to listen to me. i'm going to say this again. i did not have sexual relations with that woman. miss lewinski. >> though ronald reagan pushed through a tax overhaul in the second term he also became embroiled in the iran-contra affair. >> a few months ago i told the american people i did not trade arms for hostages. my heart and best intentions still tell me that's true but the facts and evidence tell me it is not. >> there's a bright side. if lincoln didn't have a second term he wouldn't have won the civil war. reagan's with the en
showcasing the decorations. if then the lighting of the congressional district -- christmas tree in the capital. then president obama and the first family. on tomorrow morning's washington journal, elected the biggest foreign policy events for 2012. and the biggest political stories of 2012 with a political analyst on williams. every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> the taping system was top secret. it seems the only people that knew for certain where my father, his secretary, and the secret service agents that installed it. and other presidential recording systems were revealed. the concept of secret taping can seem problematic, but it is beyond doubt that it is a unique and invaluable historical resource. on the states, history unfolds in real time in the most dramatic possible way. with your the confrontations of the civil-rights movement and the life or death situations we made a during the cuban missile crisis. >> the discussion of the recordings of the late president in the oval office. >> michele obama and to white house chefs recently held a demonstration of holiday crafts wi
consequential act of congressional irresponsibility in a long time, maybe ever in american history. >> nine days remain to get a deal done. lawmakers are home for the holidays. house speaker boehner is in ohio. president obama as reported is in his native hawaii. before leaving washington, president obama urged congress to pass a mini plan that would preserve middle class tax rates. brianna keilar joins us live from hawaii. what do we think will happen as the holiday week rolls out? >> reporter: well, and don, we should probably say where our senate majority leader harry reid and senator mcconnell, the republican leader in the senate, because now all eyes turn to the senate. they're set to come back to town on the 27th. that is thursday. and at this point there are a number of options for some sort of bill that senate majority leader harry reid could put on the floor, but right now it appears democrats in the white house are pushing for something that still concentrates on making sure that income tax rates for those making a quarter million dollars or less don't go up. that said, it's really har
president obama is having his christmas vacation. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, rebecca. it's almost as if the president and congressional leaders have called a sort of time-out when it comes to the fiscal cliff. there are no major discussions going on right now about what to do now that talks between the president and the speaker appear to have stalled. in fact, the president and senate majority leader harry reid were both here in honolulu yesterday for the funeral of hawaii senator daniel inouye. we're told they didn't really discuss what to do next. before he left washington the president urged leaders to craft a sort of scaled down plan that simply extends the bush tax rates for the middle class and extends long-term unemployment benefits for another year. but, jeff and rebecca, it's really unclear whether even a package like that could pass both houses of congress. so the president is going to be cutting his vacation short and heading back to washington midweek to work with congressional leaders. at that point, as you know very little
of congressional irresponsibility in a long time, maybe ever in american history because of the impact it will have on almost every american. gregg: marjorie clifton, former consultant to the obama campaign and principal of clifton consulting and tony sayegh, worked former vice-presidential nominee jack kemp and take radio news service. merry christmas. marjorie, let me start with you. past presidents who were very successful forcing a compromise on big legislation, talking about lyndon johnson, bill clinton, they would devote countless hours, days and nights working with lawmakers, arguing and persuading and, horse trading and searching for ways to get a deal done. this president seems to have done none of that. even democrats are complaining that he has been uninvolved and demuch at thatted in the actual negotiations. fair criticism? >> well, i think that he definitely has taken to the head on the negotiations but where the real negotiations have to happen now because we had boehner who basically skipped town, said, look, we're done, wasn't successful getting a deal in the house and now all eyes
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